photographic archives

Milo Archives ~ beginning of summer 2016

Finished in the stream yesterday. Waited an entire year to complete it so Milo’s big eyes have been that size since last year. I’ve learned how to draw them smaller and still keep that innocence in them :)

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Normandy Beaches in 1944 & 70 Years Later

On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.

More pictures here

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Scenes From D-Day, Then and Now

On June 6, 1944, Allied soldiers descended on the beaches of Normandy for D-Day, an operation that turned the tide of the Second World War against the Nazis, marking the beginning of the end of the conflict. Reuters photographer Chris Helgren compiled archive pictures taken during the invasion and went back to the same places to photograph them as they appear today.

It’s the last Friday in July, and the last Fridays of every month will be special on PWS.

Over the years running this blog, we introduced quite a couple of photography “events”, “exhibitions”, “specials” … call them as you will. And we have a lot more in store for you. We realized though that sometimes we didn’t give you enough time to prepare something. But this will change now.

From now on, every last Friday of every month will be special on PWS, with a theme that we introduce on the last Sunday of every month.
Of course, you will find the “PWS classics” like “No edit Friday” and “Seriously edited Friday” again, specials like “Out of the comfort zone”, and many more. But there will be new and exciting ones as well.

Since you didn’t have time to prepare something for this Friday, we started our time-machine and dug deep into your archives to excavate some photographic gems that simply screamed to be presented again on our July’s “From the archives” Friday Special.

With the announcement of the August’s Friday special theme on the coming Sunday and the explanation how to participate, we will also announce another pretty exciting new feature.

Stay tuned…

PWS - Photos Worth Seeing

Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art (1940)

Curated by three of Mexico’s leading art historians along with the painter Miguel Covarrubias, “Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art” had originally been intended for a French museum, but was rerouted to New York due to the risk posed by shipping precious artworks by sea during World War II. This unparalleled exhibition featured some 5,000 examples of ancient, colonial, folk, and modern Mexican art. It filled the entire Museum and even extended into the courtyard, where MoMA staged an open-air Mexican market with stalls selling ceramics, leather goods, and other crafts, flanked by a series of giant pre-colonial statues. Perhaps the central attraction of this lush presentation was the presence of muralist José Clemente Orozco, who worked over a period of 10 days on the 9 x 18" fresco Dive Bomber and Tank as crowds watched. The exhibition has a lasting legacy at MoMA: among its holdings of Mexican modernism are works by 54 of the artists represented.

See out-of-print catalogues, music brochures, images of the installation, and more at mo.ma/2q2zDPp. 34 of #52exhibitions #MoMAhistory #tbt

[José Clemente Orozco with his fresco “Dive Bomber and Tank,” commissioned by MoMA during the exhibition “Twenty Centuries of Mexican Art,” May 15–September 30, 1940. Photographic Archive. The Museum of Modern Art Archives, New York.]

American Shame
Walter
East Lawn, The Detroit Public Library, 7/14/17
#8x10 gelatin silver contact print -

Born and raised in the city, Walter is familiar with his favorite spot to read.
He found it today, after checking out, “American Shame, Stigma and the Body Politic.” It was edited by Myra Mendible and published in 2016. 

Marco Lorenzetti

The essays consider the role of shame as cultural practice and examine ways that public shaming enforce conformity and group coherence.